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2012 BET Awards Recap
Jul 2, 2012 | News Archive
2012 BET Awards Recap

It's only right we do it - here's a brief recap of the 2012 BET Awards

 

As you should know, 900amWURD is the only black talk operated radio station in Pennsylvania, let alone among the few in the nation, the staff of WURD feel as though it is our duty to support other black-owned and operated businesses and networks in order to insure that they as well as us preserve in the industry.  With that being said, it is only right that 900amWURD do a brief recap of the 2012 BET Awards.

Last night the 2012 BET Awards aired from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles in which at the moment was home to a number of entertainers all pact in one building. The 2012 BET Awards was hosted by no other than actor Samuel L. Jackson and the show itself consisted of a number of performers that ranged from legendary artists, such as Chaka Khan to contemporary artists, such as Melanie Fiona and Chris Brown, who was actually was permitted to attend despite his involvement in the recent brawl with Drake in NYC.

Other performances, included Rick Ross and his Maybach Music Group who performed hit songs like, “So sophisticated” and “Bag of money” to other performances given by Usher and Kanye West. Some of the awards that were distributed were Best Actor that was awarded to Philadelphia’s native Kevin Hart, for his performance in the movie “Think Like a Man”. Also, among some other awards included Best Female R&B Artist which was awarded to Beyonce. Furthermore, hosts of 900amWURD sponsored show Keepin' it Real with Reverend Al Sharpton was given the Humanitarian Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Maze, featuring Frankie Beverley.

The moment that brought tears to everyone eyes was reminiscing on the life of legendary singer/actress Whitney Houston. A special tribute was given in her honor in which her mother gospel singer Cissy Houston, along with Monica, Brandy-Not sure why she was included, Mariah Carey and a few others sung songs that were by the late Whitney Houston. Another critique of the show was that it's ending was not the strongest. The producers employed rapper Tyga to close the show, maybe a under cover message suggesting that youth and silly rapping are taking over the future? (just joking)

Overall, the 2012 BET Awards was an extraordinary site to see with a list of stars. To see the full list of winners and performances visit BET.com.

 

Here's a clip of the Whitney Houston tribute, singing is Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston's mother.

 

 

Posted By: Eric Turner

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